Bandra Worli Sea Link - A Triumph of Indian Engineering

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A thread to highlight the features and marvels of this wonder bridge...

Not only will it ease the traffic between Bandra and Worli which took about an hour down to about 10 minutes, but will also be a landmark in its own right due to its unique architectural style...

A big salute to MSRDC and the bridge builders who gave India and Mumbai their new landmark and marvel of engineering...
 

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i think a thread similar to this one bout the sea link exists!!!
 

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Some awesome facts about this bridge -

  • Project Cost of Rs.1650 Crores [Rs.16.50 Billion INR](about 330 Million US Dollar).
  • Rs. 9 Crore alone will be just the cost of illuminating the bridge.
  • Made with about 38000 KM Long Steel Ropes, 575000 tonnes of Concrete & 6000 Workers.
  • Toll Cost Estimated about Rs.40 to Rs.50 /-
  • Will save about 1 Hour of Travel Time & 100 crores of Vehicle Operating Cost for a 7 km distance.
  • An estimate of about 125000 Vehicles will be using daily.
 

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Some unique features of this bridge -

  • An 8-lane bridge with 2 lanes dedicated for buses.
  • Unique bridge design for the Link Bridge to emerge as a landmark structure in the city.
  • Single tower supported 500 metre long cable-stayed bridge at Bandra Channel and twin tower supported 350 m cable-stayed bridge at Worli Channel for each carriageway.
  • Modern toll plaza of 16 lanes with automated toll collection system.
  • An intelligent bridge with state-of-the-art systems for traffic monitoring, surveillance, information and guidance, instrumentation, emergency support, etc.
  • Development of promenade and landscaping to enhance the environment.
 

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Another great fact is that if all the high tensile wire (each of which is the diameter of a basketball) is laid end-to-end, its length would be about 38000 kilometers which is more than enough to lap the circumference of the Earth...
 

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Cant help but wonder after which Gandhi the new bridge will be named.

Anyway good luck Mumbai,great work.
 

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its gonna be named after rajiv gandhi........announced
 

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Oh great....wonder what Maharashtra manoos have to say about this :)
 

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Oh great....wonder what Maharashtra manoos have to say about this :)
I'm up in arms... It should be named after one of the below famous Marathi People -

  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji
  2. Chhatrapati Shivaji
  3. Chhatrapati Shivaji
  4. Bal Thackeray
  5. Pula Deshpande
  6. Veer Savarkar
  7. Ram Ganesh Gadkari
  8. Enlightened Monk

:D:D:D:D:D
 

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There is a need for similar engineering marvel for Local trains in mumbai. Since Bandra-Worli sea link will only going to cater to selective amount of people. But people who are commuting daily from suburban has next to no utilitiy of this Sea link. This sea link is made to cater espeically to Car owners and not to general public despite all Jubliation and this is a fact.
 

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I'm up in arms... It should be named after one of the below famous Marathi People -

  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji
  2. Chhatrapati Shivaji
  3. Chhatrapati Shivaji
  4. Bal Thackeray
  5. Pula Deshpande
  6. Veer Savarkar
  7. Ram Ganesh Gadkari
  8. Enlightened Monk

:D:D:D:D:D

How about dedicating the name of one of the most imminent and talented Engineers of this country who played an vital role in designing and developing such engineering marvel all over India.
 

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There is a need for similar engineering marvel for Local trains in mumbai. Since Bandra-Worli sea link will only going to cater to selective amount of people. But people who are commuting daily from suburban has next to no utilitiy of this Sea link. This sea link is made to cater espeically to Car owners and not to general public despite all Jubliation and this is a fact.
I saw in the Megacities programme on NGC that there is a technology on Mumbai's trains that makes collisions impossible... It uses some sort of GPS system onboard which slams brakes if it detects a train on the same line within the specified radius...

The programme mentioned that with CURRENT technology frequencies can be easily increased to 90 seconds a train on all lines, but of course Mumbai is the cash rich cow that only has to be milked and the politicians don't care about us anymore... they just want to name our bridges after themselves and take credit, but when it comes to giving us even a few hundred crores, they won't (despite the fact that Mumbai gives India about 40% of its total revenues)... But, if Bihar or some other impoverished state asked for money, I'm sure even a few thousand crores would not be a problem because there's votes in it...

So, no use cribbing about it...
 

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How about dedicating the name of one of the most imminent and talented Engineers of this country who played an vital role in designing and developing such engineering marvel all over India.
Oh, you mean the last option Enlightened Monk ??? :D:D:D:D:D He qualifies on all the aspects that you've mentioned...
 

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I saw in the Megacities programme on NGC that there is a technology on Mumbai's trains that makes collisions impossible... It uses some sort of GPS system onboard which slams brakes if it detects a train on the same line within the specified radius...
Yes, even I saw it on numerous occassion on NGC. That was first introduced on Kokan railway.

The programme mentioned that with CURRENT technology frequencies can be easily increased to 90 seconds a train on all lines, but of course Mumbai is the cash rich cow that only has to be milked and the politicians don't care about us anymore... they just want to name our bridges after themselves and take credit, but when it comes to giving us even a few hundred crores, they won't (despite the fact that Mumbai gives India about 40% of its total revenues)... But, if Bihar or some other impoverished state asked for money, I'm sure even a few thousand crores would not be a problem because there's votes in it...

So, no use cribbing about it...

One of the sorrowful part of this construction is that, it takes just a minute for our politicians to name the bridge, but corrospodingly it took them 9 years to build the same.
 

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Oh, you mean the last option Enlightened Monk ??? :D:D:D:D:D He qualifies on all the aspects that you've mentioned...
So far in Mumbai, all the bridges were built on Drainage or through the Railway line, which bridge have you involved in any of this.
 

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